New Children / New York

Gisela Sanders Alcántara

USA/Chile/Guatemala/Mexico/Puerto Rico, Documentary, 2010
63 min, MiniDV, Color
English, Spanish with Spanish and English subtitles


New Children/New York is an intimate portrait of the struggles and perseverance of young immigrants coming of age in inner-city New York. Set in a community workshop in Bushwick, a low-income neighborhood of Brooklyn with many Latino immigrants, the documentary follows three young people who are studying filmmaking. Their gripping, self-exploratory films, excerpted throughout the documentary, reveal the confidential perceptions of these youth who dramatically straddle the opposing cultures of the U.S. and their homelands. They confront accounts of lost tradition, family separation, death and destitution, and ultimately are galvanized to explore their histories to understand who they are, where they come from and where they're going.


Regional Premiere,


Gisela_Sanders_Alcantara_webA graduate of The City College of New York and the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico, the past work of Gisela Sanders Alcántara includes the dance film series Parallelos and Al borde del cuerpo. Currently she works at CUNY TV and teaches video production with the La Union community organization.


Producer: Lauren Mucciolo
Production Companies: Ojo de Agua Arte y Producción
Screenwriter: Lauren Mucciolo
Cinematographer: Dan Akiba
Editor: Andrea Chignoli
Sound Design: Giacomo Buonafina
Music: Maya Martinez, Yarimir Caban
Cast: Desiree Camacho, Fausto El Piro, Miriam Patricia Torres, Lauren Mucciolo, Gisela Sanders Alcántara
Print Source: Lauren Mucciolo, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



New Children / New York


Mexican American Cultural Center
Sat. April 23 1:00 PM